McNally School
of Fine Arts

Victoria Hertel

Victoria Hertel

MA Fine Arts
2020 — 2021

Victoria Hertel is a German-Venezuelan artist working in process painting and material studies. She is interested in material-oriented phenomena and trace as energy in materialities. Her work is characterised by a monochromatic and organic aesthetic that highlights the communicative potential of materialities.

Hertel graduated from the University of Barcelona with a BFA in Contemporary Art Practices in 2016 and has since been working as an artist in Europe and Asia. In 2021 she will be graduating with an MA in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts, awarded by Goldsmiths, University of London.


Stainless steel wire, solenoid actuator, cables, ultrasonic sensor, microcontroller, relay,
transformer, metal weights; upcycled metal bell
Dimensions variable

Stainless steel rods, stainless steel wires, brass clamps, metal weights; graphite powder and
dust on cotton voile
Dimensions variable

Sumi ink, marble dust, gum arabic and natural barite on unfired
white stoneware, wall and floor
Dimensions variable

Silver Lining I
Metal spring clip, black iron nail; sumi ink, graphite powder, gum arabic and spirit vinegar on
raw cotton fibre
30 cm x 15 cm x 11 cm

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